Monday, February 23, 2009

The 81st Annual Academy Awards

Yesterday's 81st Annual Academy Awards show was highly entertaining with host, Hugh Jackman and performances by Queen Latifah, Beyonce Knowles, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens and more.

Hugh Jackman performed, singing and dancing, and teased the nominees with jokes while saying he honored their versatility as actors. He made funny jokes about himself, stating that he is Australian and recently played an Australian in a movie named Australia.

Here are some of the winners from the various categories of yesterday's 81st Annual Academy Awards!

Best Picture 2008

- Slumdog Millionaire

Best Actor in a Leading Role

- Sean Penn - Milk

Best Actress in a Leading Role

- Kate Winslet - The Reader

Best Supporting Actress

- Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Best Supporting Actor

- Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight

Best Original Screenplay

- Milk

Best Animated Film

- Wall-E

Best Makeup

- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Greg Cannom

Best Sound Editing

- The Dark Night

Best Original Score

- Slumdog Millionaire - A.R. Rahman

Best Song

- Jai Ho - Slumdog Millionaire - A.R. Rahman

Slumdog Millionaire is a film that achieved 8 wins at the Academy Awards. Watch the official trailer for Slumdog Millionaire, from Fox Searchlight Pictures, below!

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